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Dwight King

Sharks blow 3-goal lead, but rally to eliminate Kings 6-3

The Sharks had just blown a three-goal lead in a potential series-clinching playoff game. Staples Center rocked with the combined power of the Kings' rally and the looming specters of San Jose's postseason failures.

Joonas Donskoi wasn't around for any of that tawdry teal history, and the tenacious rookie scored the goal that sent the Sharks roaring into the second round.

Donskoi broke a tie with his second goal early in the third period, and the Sharks charged back to wrap up their first-round playoff series with a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 5 on Friday night.

Chris Tierney and Matt Nieto scored early goals and Joe Pavelski got another late...